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  1. Pressure on Beijing amid manufacturing slowdown

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the middle of last year. Vice-premier Wang Qishan said recently that securing a balanced economic recovery was key amid an increasingly gloomy global outlook. Qu said the biggest worry for mainland economic prospects was that tightening measures would not be lifted fast enough and a downturn in global trade would hit growth. UBS economist Wang Tao said Beijing was likely to fine-tune its ...

  2. Satellite cities will transform Beijing

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People's Congress, which began on Sunday, Mayor Wang Qishan said the city government would spend 7.7 billion yuan- half its annual budget- on developing infrastructure in rural areas with a view to establishing economic centres in the city's east. Mayor Wang said detailed plans and a timetable would be drawn up for 11 towns on the outskirts of Beijing that would act as magnets for industry ...

  3. Wang sought talks with British embassy: report

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Former Chonqing police chief Wang Lijun, whose attempted defection led to the downfall of the municipality's Communist Party secretary, Bo Xilai, ... Wang had failed to show up at a meeting arranged with the local British consulate, the report added. A source citing unnamed diplomatic personnel told the South China Morning Post in early ...

  4. Plan sees yuan as a world currency

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Vice-Premier Wang Qishan has been put in charge of a task force to make the yuan a currency for international trade, an experiment in which Hong Kong is expected ... Commission, the General Administration of Customs and the General Administration of Taxation. 'While Wang will be overseeing the programme, Hu will become the point man in leading a research team ...

  5. Thanks, but no thanks, Mr Wang

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in need could turn into a political problem. SCMP, June 19 Let us consider the career of Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, a man who believes that Macau's record of housing its poor is better than Hong Kong's when half of our people live in public housing and Macau did not even think of a public housing programme until four years ago.Mr Wang ...

  6. Pull-out has little real effect on Sino-US relations

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... commercial case' that would not affect the overall environment for foreign investors nor the Sino-US relationship. Qin said Vice-Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo would head ...

  7. Why China can no longer lie low on the world stage

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... attention was focused on central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan's calls for a new reserve currency to replace the US dollar, and Vice-Premier Wang Qishan's appeal for developing countries ...

  8. Tale of two hubs

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... An insightful statement; but can it halt some of the political posturing? Clearly, with former Beijing mayor Wang Qishan having assumed the vice-premiership with the finance portfolio, the capital seems ...

  9. HK hopefuls for Chongqing posts

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma The city of Chongqing has shortlisted eight Hong Kong candidates for three government posts in its first attempt to recruit civil servants from the city. Party Secretary Wang ... experiment for the inland municipality. Mayor Wang Hongju said that Chongqing was eager to attract professionals from Hong Kong. He said the municipality was also holding talks with Hong Kong ...

  10. Crime fighter is humbled after fall from power

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Wang Lijun, the renowned triad-buster and former Chongqing police chief, appeared humbled and low-key in recent interviews with mainland media following ... and the environment, Wang came across as uncharacteristically meek. 'It is just a normal reshuffle,' Wang told the weekly, which wrote that he answered with a flat tone when referring to his new ...




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